2-Day BlackLine Asia-Pacific user conference to feature speakers from Deloitte and SAP, plus clients ActewAGL and Charter Hall

LOS ANGELES and SYDNEY – May 16, 2018BlackLine, Inc. (Nasdaq: BL), a leading provider of financial controls and automation solutions that enable Continuous Accounting, is hosting its ninth annual Asia-Pacific (APAC) user conference next week in Sydney. Serving the company’s growing base of clients in the region, InTheBlack APAC 2018: The Accounting & Finance Innovation Summit (ITB APAC) will highlight best practices for accelerating the financial close and handling intercompany transactions as companies increasingly seek to transform their accounting and finance organizations.

The 2-day conference will feature speakers from regional BlackLine customers, including ActewAGL and Charter Hall, with Finance & Accounting (F&A) professionals from each sharing best practices learned by automating critical F&A processes using BlackLine’s cloud platform.

A key theme for this year’s conference is Continuous Accounting, an advance over the traditional record-to-report process where real-time automation, controls and period-end tasks are embedded within day-to-day activities enabling companies to continually capture, validate and analyze financial data in a timely and precise manner. Attendees of ITB APAC will learn first-hand how leading-edge organizations that adopt a Continuous Accounting model are transforming their F&A departments. Reconciliation of intercompany accounts also will be highlighted.

In addition to BlackLine CEO Therese Tucker and other BlackLine experts, presentations will be given by thought leaders from Deloitte and SAP. In addition, Annabelle Chauncy, CEO and founding director of School for Life Foundation, will deliver a leadership keynote drawing on her experience starting a multi-national NGO from scratch at the age of 21. Leading business and technology journalist Beverley Head will emcee the event.

Representatives from other BlackLine client companies from around the APAC region are registered to attend, joining BlackLine’s team of experts in Sydney. As part of the company’s ongoing commitment to strengthen its global operations to provide clients everywhere with superior service, BlackLine has designed the 2-day event as an interactive session for attendees in the region to share their ideas on how F&A can get the most value out of the BlackLine platform.

Both new and experienced users who attend the Sydney sessions will be given an opportunity to:

  • Learn best practices from BlackLine’s team of experts and other customers

  • Hear how experienced users from other regional companies creatively use BlackLine

  • Preview upcoming software enhancements

  • Directly influence the product direction going forward

BlackLine currently has more than 150 customers based in the Asia-Pacific region, including ANZ Banking Group, Cold Storage, Coopervision, DuluxGroup, Qantas Airways, Scoot Tigerair and Tabcorp Holdings, with sales, professional services and technical support team employees based in Australia, Malaysia, Philippines and Singapore.

ITB APAC 2018 will be held on 22-23 May at the Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney. For more information, go here.


Ashley Dyer

Public Relations Director

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